A health plan to encourage seniors to get the care they need

Dan Gorenstein Jun 6, 2017
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A health plan to encourage seniors to get the care they need

Dan Gorenstein Jun 6, 2017
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A House committee is set to hold a hearing on a plan to lower costs for people on Medicare. The bipartisan legislation would let Medicare make some basic services cheaper for patients with chronic conditions. A diabetes patient who’s prone to blindness, for example, would get cheaper eye exams. It’s a model private insurers are interested to watch, because encouraging more regular basic medical services can prevent bigger hospital bills across the board.

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